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Wolves' Pekovic undergoes successful surgery

Timberwolves center Nikola Pecovic had surgery to clear out bone spurs in his right ankle Tuesday. The team said everything went fine. Pekovic missed eight games last year due to ankle issues.
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Timberwolves center Nikola Pecovic had surgery to clear out bone spurs in his right ankle Tuesday. The team said everything went fine. Pekovic missed eight games last year due to ankle issues.

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